Stockspots Brings the Sharing Economy to Warehousing

Yes. Logistics is Inefficient In some respects logistics is one of the most inefficient activities in the world. There. I said it. And yes, there is also a lot of efficiency, but not when it comes to assets. Warehouses are built, bought, and leased based on peak level need. Outside of the peak demand period, large parts of these warehouses […]

Spacefreight. And How Not To Go About It

All your planets are belong to us Our planet isn’t getting any bigger. Still, the number of people on it keeps increasing. If the numbers keep growing like that, we will need more room some time in the future. And then there are those scarce resources. For some we find alternatives that are relatively infinite, like wind or solar power. […]

Robots: Pick Orders, Not Fights!

Have you seen Terminator? That movie in which robots become self aware and decide to attack the human race? Last week representatives of over 100 robotics and artificial intelligence companies wrote an open letter to the United Nations. They are trying to stop robots like that coming to a city near you. The problem is a serious one. As they […]

Smart City? Smart Logistics!

The Netherlands are a hotbed of mobility innovations. We have to be. Just look at the size of our country, the number of people that live there, and the amount of freight moving through it. Thursday September 28 mobility and energy innovations will be the main subjects at the Smart City 2017 event in the Dutch city of Eindhoven. On […]

Drones, Disaster Relief, Apps and Innovations

Conflicts, disasters and natural resources can no longer be considered national concerns, they have become global concerns. More than 21.3 million people – roughly the population of Australia – are refugees. Water scarcity and climate change have added to international tensions, with 100 million people affected by the impact of El Niño and epidemics such as Ebola and Zika This […]

Mobility Innovations in the Netherlands: Hyperloop, Solar Powered Vehicles, Platooning, and Drones

The Hyperloop is coming to Europe. At least, that is what Hyperloop One recently announced. The company released several potential trajectories for Europe. And one of them is in the Netherlands. According to Hyperloop One: The proposal by the home team of Hyperloop Netherlands was in many ways characteristically Dutch: socially conscious, pragmatic and creative in its approach. If built […]

3 Things Logistics Companies Can Do Against Ransomware

It has happened. Again. Another ransomware attack has hit companies today. The brunt of the attack was aimed at the Ukraine, but companies worldwide were affected. Parcels and trains held to ransom In May it was FedEx (amongst others) that was affected by the ransomware virus WannaCry. Another logistics company that was affected, or infected, was German railway and freight […]

How Product as a Service Enables the Circular Economy

The New Economy is a Circular Economy For those not familiar with the term Circular Economy, let’s start with a definition. According to Wikipedia: A circular economy is a regenerative system in which resource input and waste, emission, and energy leakage are minimized by slowing, closing, and narrowing material and energy loops. This can be achieved through long-lasting design, maintenance, […]

Is Freight Going Underground?

Boring Freight Elon Musk is a man of many innovative ideas. Most of them are consumer oriented, but all have great logistics potential. His innovations and ideas focus on two main areas: transportation and sustainable energy. Best known example is probably the Tesla, which is a combination of both. A 100% electrical vehicle. It has been a major push forward […]

7 Logistical Ways to Save on Shipping Costs

Guest Author –  Sponsored Content – The cost of shipping is one of the biggest expenses for many companies. Here’s a few tips to help understand where the money goes, and find ways to trim for a better bottom line now! 1. Get it where it needs to go While it may seem like common sense, one of most important steps […]